Monday, 19 April 2010

The coming of three - a finish, a wip, a new start!


This is my finished Spring has Sprung SAL piece for April.  Still have no idea how I am going to finish this one and it is my turn to choose the chart for May.  I;m not quite sure what kind of chart I associate with May, maybe if they don;t get the flights back up and running I better look for one with a plane and volcano..lol.



I picked up my Happy Mood wip at the week-end and as you can see got a bit more into it than before.  My little moo cow is looking kinda sweet now.  I just wish blogger would show the colour of the fabric properley as it really is a nice yellow colour.
Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog and leave me comments.  I was so amazed to see so many people have visited on my last few posts.  I really do appreciate it.  I am also delighted to see that in the short time I have come back to blogging so many people have signed up to follow my blog.  I might just have a giveaway if I reach the hundred mark.
I have recently just re-opened my facebook account.  I am not really a big fan but one of my dear stitchy friends has gotten lost in their and even though I have done everything to entice her back to blogging the only way I know that I can find her now is by going to facebook.  So if there is anyone who wants to add me to their facebook please do.
A few people have commented or asked me to see pictures of Heathers prom dress but I won;t be able to get any until we go for a fitting sometime in mid May.  We are now entering the next phase of our challenge, buying the shoes.  We do have the colour down to silver but no sparkly bits, no showing of feet or toes.  We don;t mind a little heel but not too high.  Oh joy I just can't wait for this next shopping trip..lol.


Oops I nearly forgot to show you my new start today. My son took one look at it and said What an appropriate chart for you to stitch Mum and yes I do get my broomstick out occasionally..lol.



I have had this gorgeous piece of hand-dyed fabric in my stash for a few years now and when I came across it last night I knew it would just be perfect for this.  Using this fabric and also not having the weeks, gast,cc the chart recommends I am using my Dye is Cast threads. 


I just started this afternoon and I am just loving it, this is a lot of progress for a slow stitcher like me. I so wish I didn;t have to work tomorrow so I could just stitch, stitch, stitch. Take Care. Hugs!



20 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. Love the new start.

Shelleen said...

I love that fabric and the chart. Can't wait to see more. Congrats on the cute finish and keep up the progress on the cow.

scotstwinmum said...

All this stitching , you must send me some of your mojo, so I can get motivated lol

Mylene said...

Congrats on the lovely finish and i love the fabric you picked for your new project.

I had to sign in to facebook to be able to see pictures of my niece in Canada, i am not yet familiar with FB.

MrsB said...

Lovely fabric, and cute finish!

I'm having the same rigmaroll about Prom with my youngest daughter - bought a dress (small fortune) and now we are looking for shoes...silver, small heel...sound familiar..?

shutterbug said...

Your April SAL looks great! Much better than mine does. :p Can't wait to see what you choose for May. The cow piece is adorable cause I love cows and I also love the stitchy witch. :)

Ranae said...

Spring has sprung is so pretty.
Nice start on the HSE, I love that fabby, it looks so halloweenie. I might have to stash dive for mine, lol
I am on facebook too, but not a big fan either.

Bette said...

Your finish is so pretty. I love the colors in it. And I feel for the prom shopping. My DD had to have a formal for her recital last year and finding one to meet her standards was a real chore. Can't wait till we have to go shopping for her wedding dress!

corinna said...

dear lainey
thanks so much for all the treats you sent me
i have planted all the flower seeds already!
:-) the pkgs were all intact
so you have flowers growing in texas
i will certainly think of you as i tend to those flower beds
love the pillow and all the sweets you sent along....you are so thoughtful and kind
my hearfelt thanks to you
big hug
corinna

-work can so cut into stitchy and google time
-good luck with the shoe shopping extravaganza

Jules said...

May: emerald, lily of the valley (lilies in general), Mother's Day, Memorial Day.

Just thought I would share some things associated with May with you to help you along. Oh, and my birthday, hehehe.

Good luck and great finish and progress!!!

natalie said...

Oh my heck, that cow is fabulous! ha!

I am a big fan of Halloween-theme stitchery. Love me some witches! Nice start. :)

Erna said...

Hello dearie, love the cow, lookes very Dutch lol and the fabric is really wonderful, can't wait to see your witch finished.
Hugs
Er

Sadie said...

What a pretty spring finish :-) and your cow is as cute as can be.
Love your new start and the fabric. Look forward to seeing more x

Annette said...

Congratz on the finsh, the colors are so beautifull. What a sweet cow, this also can by your may piece??
I love your new start, such a colorsful fabric, can wait to see it finished on this fabric...hurry up....

Natasha said...

Spring has sprung looks great very cute, I love that little cow and the fabris for your new start is very pretty. Who is that desing by, I keep my broom stick in plain sight LOL

Take care and Happy Stitching and good luck shopping

Lois said...

Hi Elaine! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment! Your April finish is very cute - perfect Spring colours! Love your new start and the fabric. Good luck with the shoe shopping!

Catherine said...

Your pieces are adorable! I really love the "Witches Stitch Too!"

I guess I'll never have to go through the drama or expense of a prom dress with three boys!! I remember each of my gowns cost less than $100 dollars - I just heard a mom the other day that spent $800!! I almost fell over! Maybe I could sell my dresses as vintage...hhmmm...more money for stash!

Siobhan said...

Congrats on your finish--love your new start! I really like that Witches Stitch Too piece. :)

Good luck with the shoe shopping. I hate shopping for clothes with my daughters. It always ends up as a bit of drama, because I get asked what I honestly think of something, so I tell them an honest answer and they get mad. Oy. :P My younger daughter is turning 16 soon and wants to go clothes shopping as her gift. Agh!!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely bright spring colours :) Like the new start too - that fabric is PERFECT! I wish I didn't have to work or to college too. But then I suppose I couldn't afford stash...

Sally said...

Lovely finish Lainey. So bright and cheerful. Nice new start too.